Guitar tutorial – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 03:53:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://micgillette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T161817.082-150x150.png Guitar tutorial – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ 32 32 Katie Alice Greer’s Extreme Messy Sounds Playlist https://micgillette.com/katie-alice-greers-extreme-messy-sounds-playlist/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:19:52 +0000 https://micgillette.com/katie-alice-greers-extreme-messy-sounds-playlist/ We were all in a weird place during quarantine. For many of us, that meant suddenly remembering a song or album we hadn’t heard in a decade, diving deep into memories of the time it played a role in our lives, and finally realizing for the first time just how weird the music is. For […]]]>

We were all in a weird place during quarantine. For many of us, that meant suddenly remembering a song or album we hadn’t heard in a decade, diving deep into memories of the time it played a role in our lives, and finally realizing for the first time just how weird the music is. For me, it was the Christian rock that I was spoon-fed as a preteen (what a strange industry!), while the strange who ex-singer of Priests Katie Alice Greer revisited was a bit broader, offering a more complex palette for his debut solo album than his band ever conceived.

If “extreme” and “unbalanced” seem like a little too aggressive terms for Barbarismminimal and subtly distorted electronic sounds, maybe try giving the record an extra turn or two. Greer’s chirping vocal effect may immediately signal the project’s left-centering, but repeated listens will likely reveal the disc’s patchwork collagiality, both in terms of influence and in terms of the almost perceptible points of the instrumentals holding everything in place. . The result is something Frankensteinian less in the sense of terror it evokes and more in the moving humanity its many facets represent.

“I think maybe being in quarantine a lot of my listening habits while making this record were just me looking for stimulation, something to break up the boredom of monotonous everyday life and the creeping fear of not not knowing how long it would last and how fast the world was deteriorating,” Greer shares of the music she listened to while the album was being prepared. “I like to feel that the music hits me viscerally, I want it to grab me by the shoulders and make me pay attention.”

Now that the record is out, Greer has created a playlist of some of the tracks that fit those criteria, which helped her create a collection of songs that “felt like they were lost in the desert.” . Check out the playlist and its descriptions for each song below.

Hoku, “Perfect Day”

In about the third week of lockdown my girlfriend at the time (who is still one of my best friends) had finally returned from touring and after being quarantined on her own for enough time she is came to stay with me for about a week. I guess I was really starting to lose my mind because this song – which I hadn’t heard since I was probably in college and which seemed to be the absolute antithesis of our reality – came to me one day at mind and didn’t want to leave. I started playing it one morning when I woke up and we both thought it was hilarious and also terrifying. It made me feel like Patrick Bateman wielding an ax listening to Huey Lewis, completely off my rocker and leaning into the absurdity and horrors of reality.

The lyrics (“The sun is up / It’s a little after 12 / Fix me breakfast / Leave the job to someone else”) also reminded me of how much pop culture has a completely different value system in 2001, and I wonder how things like that play out in our current reality. Completely crazy pop, but also banger. Cheers to the Revenge of a Blonde soundtrack.

Andy Stott, “That Should Be Us”

I discovered Andy Stott around the time I started doing Barbarism. One of my favorite things about his work is his ability to find rhythm in the repetition of a sample that might sound like nothing more than accidental vocal text on its own. The little “uh-huh-ha!” the sound of this song is fascinating to me, and there is something very aggressive about the sound of the air pump that gives this song so much texture.

Björk, “It’s not up to you”

Björk is one of my favorite artists of all time, and Vespertine is a record I come back to again and again. I hear new things every time I listen, and the intricacies and eccentricities of the production choices are constantly inspiring when trying to paint a very specific, weird picture with sounds. The lyrics to “It’s Not Up To You” felt like a resonant mantra during this time in my life when I was trying to learn to stop fighting battles that can’t be won (against myself, against aspects of the reality I had to accept, against a global pandemic, etc.).

Ciccone Youth, “addicted to love”

I love this song and I love how Kim delivers the vocals on this version. There’s something so exciting to me about what a lot of people consider to be poorly recorded music. It sounds like it was recorded at a karaoke stand at the mall, which might not be interesting in a different context. But band Sonic Youth release a noise record where they take the last name of one of the world’s most famous pop stars and pepper it with occasional pop covers with canned synthesizer horns and backup vocals. pre-recorded songs that move my mind in all sorts of directions. And my body too! Because I want to dance to it.

Magik markers, “Axis Mundi”

Chief is my favorite Magik Markers disk. I like the way Elisa Ambrogio plays the guitar. I saw her once dragging the instrument around on stage like she was dragging someone by the hair.

The knife, “Heartbeats”

For me, it’s one of the greatest pop songs of the last 25 years. I got stuck on “Dreamt I Talk to Horses” and started getting distracted on the internet. I found a production tutorial class where you downloaded a MIDI pack of “Heartbeats” and sort of reversed how they arranged and mixed the song, and that exercise is a big part of why the song sounds like she does rather than somewhere in the middle of Spacemen 3 turning into Spiritualized VU covers.

American Girls, “Red Ford Radio”

I’ve been a fan of Meg Remy for over a decade and feel inspired by the continued evolution of her sound with US Girls. I was walking around when I first heard this song and I literally stopped in my tracks, I felt so captivated by it. It’s so simple and so heartbreaking. Sometimes when I felt unsure of the approximate sound I was looking for on BarbarismI was listening to US Girls to remind myself of the power of choosing sound elements that don’t sink easily.

Erykah Badu, “The Healer”

I wrote a bit about how some New Amerykah Pt. 1: World War IV abstract inspirational elements of Barbarism for Talk House. I think the first track on the album most directly inspired “Flag Wave Pt. 1” and “Flag Wave Pt. 2”, but this song is one of my favorites. I love what Madlib has done with the production. I like songs that are an ode to the love of music, both on a personal level and in a global sense.

Bruce Springsteen, “I’m Going Down”

I go back to Bruce Springsteen for inspiration as much as I go back to Björk. It is, for me, the perfect pop product in that neither artistry nor substance is compromised in the way they work together. This track was always kind of forgettable to me until I heard it in the hallway of a nightclub soft launch. The building was unfinished and they had a jukebox in the hallway before you got to the dance floor, and this song came perfectly in time with me walking down the hallway, and the strange reverberation of that empty space unfinished traveling down the hall to me felt so strange and provocative. The snare was so much more relentless and violent, almost industrial. It was a few months before the pandemic and maybe because it felt like a serendipitous foreshadowing, the moment lodged in my brain as I was writing the record.

Cindy Lee, “Lucifer’s Booth”

What is tonight for eternity is a disc with an absolutely tortured sound, and also soaked in a strange psychedelia. I love how the guitar sounds throughout, and I love how the woman sampled towards the end of this track sounds off balance. I’m not saying that in a voyeuristic way. She kind of reminds me of how David Lynch will take the most horrific feelings that exist deep within a human psyche, those that don’t necessarily have literal meaning, and bring them to physical life with his films. You probably can’t understand much of what the characters are going through in a movie like Mulholland Drive Where lost highway Where blue velvet but somehow, to me at least, their emotions still feel terrifying, like an exorcism of what can’t always be processed otherwise. This track is a bit like that for me too.

Panda Bear, “Comfortable in Nautica”

I started listening again Person location a lot during the quarantine, probably for the first time since its initial release. I’m really inspired by the vastness of what Noah Lennox has done with what was probably just a sampler. This song is so beautiful to me, and as if that weren’t enough, there’s the unbelievably creepy creepy dread with the way it ends. I still see this song so clearly in my head when I listen to it – it’s very cartoony and idyllic, and then this huge void of black cloud comes to swallow its whole world. Strongly contrasting elements like this are incredibly compelling to me in music.

J Dilla, “Lightworks”

Another loop-based masterpiece that I found myself revisiting during lockdown. They’re like pop songs to me – they get stuck in my head and have an emotional resonance, even if they’re not really explicit. I love collages. I like what can be created from recycled elements, and the idea that the meaning of a sound in a context – say, the woman singing that commercial jingle on a 70s toy – is totally stripped of its original meaning in the hands of a brilliantly expressive artist like Dilla. I also love that you can listen to this record and know nothing about the person who made it, and why they made it, and love it, or you can read a lot about the history of J Dilla and learning that it’s actually a really heavy record about someone dealing with their own mortality, and making it take on all kinds of meaning.

Les Rallizes Nudés, “The Night of the Assassins”

I love distortion. I wish I had a giant Crayola box, but instead of colors it was just a collection of all my favorite distortion sounds. Les Rallizes Dénudés produce some of the best and most over-the-top guitar distortion I’ve ever heard, and that’s rock and roll, isn’t it?

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Learn the basics of flatpicking on the guitar https://micgillette.com/learn-the-basics-of-flatpicking-on-the-guitar/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/learn-the-basics-of-flatpicking-on-the-guitar/ This article is free to read, but it is not free to produce! Make a pledge to support the site (and get special perks in return.) LEARN MORE… By Alan Barnosky What is guitar flatpicking? Despite its name, it’s more than just playing with a pick. Flatpicking refers to the style of acoustic guitar, heard […]]]>
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By Alan Barnosky

What is guitar flatpicking? Despite its name, it’s more than just playing with a pick. Flatpicking refers to the style of acoustic guitar, heard primarily in bluegrass and folk idioms, of playing individual notes with a pick to form melodies, solos, and fills. The approach characteristically has a crisp, crisp sound achieved by combining quick picking, open chord voicings, melodic lines, and concise licks.

Fiddle melodies, lead guitar breaks, and crosspicking are all elements of the flatpicking style. Flatpicking can sometimes extend beyond bluegrass; however, straying too far from this sound shifts it into another style. All this to say that flatpicking is more of a stylistic approach to guitar playing than just one specific technique.

Doc Watson, Molly Tuttle and Tony Rice

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There are plenty of stellar flatpickers out there, and putting together a short list of the best is an impossible task. That said, three players in particular are most credited with developing and improving the style: Doc Watson, Clarence White and Tony Rice. Although not the first to play fiddle tunes on a guitar, Doc Watson brought the approach to the fore in the early 1960s with his humor, humility and cheerful musicality. Watson’s game was clean, rhythmic and driving, and although he was one of the first flatpickers, he remains one of the best. Soon after, Clarence White emerged on the scene with a syncopated, bluesy, carefully arranged style. It is clear that he carefully considered every note and every stroke of the pick.

Starting in the 1970s, Tony Rice redefined the sound of modern flatpicking. His impeccable timing, effortless articulation, and artistry set the bar high for any aspiring player, and his expansions into jazz and new acoustic music introduced flatpicking to genres beyond bluegrass and folk.

Although flatpicking appeared almost 60 years ago, it is more popular than ever. Young modern musicians expand the musical tradition, and Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings and Jake Workman are three such musicians who have all been named Guitarist of the Year by the IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards.

How to approach flatpicking on the guitar

Two important concepts contribute to the classic sound of flatpicking: open-position voicings in the left hand and powerful, precise picking in the right hand. Open strings are often used, barre chords largely avoided, the capo is applied regularly, and passages on the neck usually begin and end in an open position.

As for the right hand, the approach requires a high level of control and precision of the pick. Modern flatpickers typically use alternate picking (alternating downstrokes and upstrokes, where the downstrokes always occur on the beat) to play single-note lines. See Example 1 for a fundamental exercise to develop your alternate picking technique. Practice this drill with a metronome at a moderate tempo, focusing on correct pick directions, perfect timing, solid tone, and a relaxed pick hand. Do this for a few minutes each time you practice, and over time the alternate picking will become natural and smooth.


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A characteristic element of the flatpicking sound comes from mixing major and minor keys in a single phrase. Most bluegrass songs are in a major key, but flatpickers will add notes outside of the major scale, such as b3, b5, b6, and b7 (in the key of G major, Bb, Db, Eb, and F, respectively) – to spice things up. Consider the classic G run in Example 2a quintessential bluegrass guitar lick that glides from Bb to Bb, delivering a bluesy effect. Example 3 is a fun ending lick used by Rice, mostly in the major pentatonic scale with a slide from A-flat to A-flat. Finally, Example 4 shows a hot lick incorporating the notes b3, b5 and b7.

flatpicking guide notation with examples 1-4
close up of a 1965 Martin D-18 rosette and pickguard
1965 Martin D-18

What is the best equipment to use for guitar flatpicking?

Flatpickers often play 14-fret dreadnoughts, and when combined with a solid pick and good picking technique, these guitars deliver the volume and tone needed to be heard alongside other bluegrass instruments. The Martin D-18 and D-28 are the most common, but similar options are available from most manufacturers and at a variety of prices. However, not all flatpickers play dreadnoughts. For example, guitar legend and singer-songwriter Norman Blake is known for using both wide 12 fret dreads and small body flattops. Flatpickers typically use stiff, thick picks. BlueChip and Wegen are popular boutique pick brands, but fancy picks aren’t a requirement – Doc Watson preferred a 1mm Dunlop nylon, for example. The truth is that in flatpicking, like in any other style, it’s more about How? ‘Or’ What you only play what you play.


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Offbeat news of the week | ABS-CBN News https://micgillette.com/offbeat-news-of-the-week-abs-cbn-news/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:31:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/offbeat-news-of-the-week-abs-cbn-news/ WARNING: graphic content This composite image shows tennis champion Naomi Osaka and a gas station in Mandaluyong City. David Gray, AFP/George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/File PARIS — From snail sandwiches to something you really shouldn’t say in Swahili. Your weekly roundup of quirky stories from around the world IT’S A FLIGHT Greek public television […]]]>


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This composite image shows tennis champion Naomi Osaka and a gas station in Mandaluyong City. David Gray, AFP/George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/File

PARIS — From snail sandwiches to something you really shouldn’t say in Swahili. Your weekly roundup of quirky stories from around the world

IT’S A FLIGHT

Greek public television is being mocked after showing viewers how to siphon petrol as prices soared on some holiday islands to as high as €2.50 a litre.

“It’s not something very complicated”, explained the journalist Costas Stamou, “even a hose to (clean) the balconies will do the job”.

A helpful mechanic then showed the best places to puncture a car’s fuel tank to empty it of its contents.

The segment sparked horror and hilarity, with one Twitter user joking, “After the tutorial on ways to steal gasoline, ERT is now preparing new tutorials on opening locks and stealing wallets.”

‘ME A WOMAN’

East Africans are ‘losing their minds’ to Japanese tennis ace Naomi Osaka naming her new media platform with 2 words you just don’t say in Swahili.

Hana Kuma may mean “flower bear” in Japanese, but it has a slightly more explicit meaning in the East African lingua franca – that a woman does not have a vagina.

“East Africans can’t say this even in a low voice,” said a Twitter user in Kenya, where the name caused amazement on TV news channels.

Others begged Osaka, whose father is Haitian, to change the name of the media company that was – wait for it – supposed to tell stories across cultural barriers.

But Osaka tried to play down the hubbub, saying, “Prayers for all my overthinkers. We’ll get through it.”

TRUMP ROCKS

People may be trying to box him in, but Donald Trump can still win over a crowd – or at least the Bangkok version of him playing the air guitar can.

Rob Palmer won the right to represent Thailand at the World Air Guitar Championships in Finland later this year with his sulky impression of the former US president playing Green Day’s “American Idiot.”

“If you have to do this, you have to do something crazy, so let’s do the craziest man on the planet…Trump,” Palmer told AFP after his victory.

SLIPPERY SCHNITZELS

Gugumuck, an Austrian hipster farmer with a wonderful name, wants to make Vienna the snail-eating capital of the world.

In the old days, Viennese gobbled up more snails than schnitzels, and Gugumuck wants them to try them again fried, sprinkled with sugar or with cabbage or bacon.

In the restaurant next to his farm, you can also get “snails and fries” or snail and cinnamon buns.

HERRING HARD

The Dutch are also rediscovering the joys of raw herring. Thousands of people flocked to the port of Scheveningen to sample the first catch of the season, dispatching them in the age-old fashion of holding the onion-wrapped fish by the tail and dropping it down its throat.

“A lot of people have never tasted it and they love it,” said Arthem, a fish market employee.

WRITE THE WAY TO LOVE

Love is hard on the indexes, as anyone who’s spent time swiping on Tinder will tell you. So, anxious to revive its declining birth rate, the Japanese city of Miyazaki embarked on the twinning.

No more Photoshopped profile pictures. Instead, its low-tech approach relies on the lost art of writing love letters after single people are matched by officials based on their age and interests.

So far, the matchmaker strike rate has been impressive, with romance blossoming between 17 of the 32 matching couples.

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Keylocker: first impressions – GameSpace.com https://micgillette.com/keylocker-first-impressions-gamespace-com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:00:16 +0000 https://micgillette.com/keylocker-first-impressions-gamespace-com/ Keylocker is a rhythmic turn-based action JRPG developed by Moonana, a studio whose team is well versed in creating RPGs with games such as “Virgo Versus The Zodiac” and “Osteoblasts”. Keylocker’s style is virtual cyberpunk with awesome music to match by Elektrobear. They also have Psamathes on vocals and in the opening song when you […]]]>

Keylocker is a rhythmic turn-based action JRPG developed by Moonana, a studio whose team is well versed in creating RPGs with games such as “Virgo Versus The Zodiac” and “Osteoblasts”. Keylocker’s style is virtual cyberpunk with awesome music to match by Elektrobear. They also have Psamathes on vocals and in the opening song when you start a new game, it really sets the mood of what has been a great adventure. As Bobo, the singer, edit the tracks and give the gift of music to a world where the Saturnian satellites have forbidden it. It’s time to jam, slam and rock the house in Keylocker.

As Bobo, you have the choice between four classes among Juggernaut, Samurai, Hacker and Sequencer. Each with their own style of play and different narrative options available throughout the game. For my first playthrough of the demo, I opted for Sequencer because in my head Bobo is a singer, so why not give him a guitar. Since this is the demo, I didn’t dive into the other classes. This made me wonder if the guitar mini-play during the prologue to get out of jail was one of the narrative differences between the class. I will definitely find out on my second visit.

Quickly, I learned from the red pillars not to expect a tutorial on how to fight. Additionally, these red pillars serve as a guide on how things work without directly telling you to take you through a tutorial. It’s just in the prologue, so people know what to expect. The first battle was a learning experience. At first, I found myself frustrated, wondering how to counter, what are the pop-ups, and should I press something when they appear? The answer is yes… yes, I am. Let me tell you, I loved this learning experience. It took me back to the days when you buy games, which come with a brochure, but who looks at them? You learn by playing. After realizing that I counter with the same button, I confirm stuff with, Z, I was hooked. In case you were wondering, you don’t need to use a keyboard, Keylocker also supports controllers for Xbox and PlayStation controllers.

In combat, the keyboard commands, if you press Z at the right time you will make a perfect attack, a block if the enemy attacks, or a counter if you have used a skill that allows you to counter. I’d be failing if I didn’t say that in some battles I found myself having to strategize about what’s important. Whether it’s gaining EP (electrical energy) for yourself or depriving an enemy of their EP. In some cases, just by walking away from an enemy attack, there is always a choice to be made that can change the flow of the battle. Battles don’t always have to be hard, if you’re in it for the story, set your difficulty to “Soft Punk”. There are 4 difficulty levels, Soft, Cyber. Hardcore and horror.

Want a fairly comprehensive way to develop your character? No problem, there is a Skeyll Tree. That’s how it’s written in this cyberworld. After fighting an enemy you get keys which are used to upgrade skills and many of them have multiple levels to upgrade. So there is a way to develop your skills the way you want. However, it makes me wonder now if it is possible to grind keys and upgrade some skills earlier.






Keylocker is what I would say is a current take on a cyberpunk world. Especially with a religion dedicated to “whales” in the game. The terminology used is much of the jargon in common use on the net these days and used in recent years. With the game’s amazing design, excellent writing, smooth animations, stunning voices, and awesome tunes, Keylocker’s style immersed me. Right now the demo is available on Steam and so far I haven’t found any downside to this wonderful gaming experience. I could sit on the main menu and listen to music all day.
I recommend you to play it and give it a try if you are a fan of RPGs, JRPGs and cyberpunk style. Also, I would say I couldn’t recommend it more, but that’s all I’ve done to anyone who asks. So give it a try if it’s something that looks like it’s in your wheelhouse or not. It’s a really enjoyable experience and I can say that for me it was refreshing and rejuvenating maybe really feel like sinking into a game.

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How to Create Microtonal Music Using Ableton Live’s Microtuner https://micgillette.com/how-to-create-microtonal-music-using-ableton-lives-microtuner/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:10:44 +0000 https://micgillette.com/how-to-create-microtonal-music-using-ableton-lives-microtuner/ View the keys of a piano, then imagine the frets of a guitar. These instruments divide music into semitones – a series of steps used to build scales – the foundation of Western music. But Western music is not all the music in the world, far from it. And even within that there are many […]]]>

View the keys of a piano, then imagine the frets of a guitar. These instruments divide music into semitones – a series of steps used to build scales – the foundation of Western music.

But Western music is not all the music in the world, far from it. And even within that there are many fretless instruments where “in between” notes are possible – a fretless bass or a cello, for example. Music that does not depend on semitones is called microtonal – anything with note divisions less than a semitone.

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Metallica offers lessons to teach you how to play like them https://micgillette.com/metallica-offers-lessons-to-teach-you-how-to-play-like-them/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 17:56:39 +0000 https://micgillette.com/metallica-offers-lessons-to-teach-you-how-to-play-like-them/ How can you play like the guys from Metallica? As James Hetfield states in their latest adventure, “The best way to play like us is to play with us.” And so begins the intro teasing the band’s new collaboration with Yousician, the visual music learning component developing step-by-step tutorials featuring some of your favorite bands […]]]>

How can you play like the guys from Metallica? As James Hetfield states in their latest adventure, “The best way to play like us is to play with us.” And so begins the intro teasing the band’s new collaboration with Yousician, the visual music learning component developing step-by-step tutorials featuring some of your favorite bands and songs.

In this case, Metallica offers a ready-to-use three-lesson course for beginners. By participating, you can learn to play like the band, learning riffs and beats straight from James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. Meanwhile, the four band members will also give their thoughts on the songs themselves.

The first lesson, Riff Lite, is available today (June 14), while future lessons include “Rock In Rhythm” and “Take the Lead,” which will roll out later this month and in early July.

“I’ve always been into rhythm, syncopation. Basically, I play drums on a guitar,” Hetfield reveals in the show’s teaser, then saying, “Probably the biggest thing is the downpicking. ” At this point he offers a demonstration of how some people approach guitar style while showing more of what he is looking for.

The lessons promise to introduce you to 10 of the band’s best-known songs, including “Enter Sandman”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “One”, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” and, as Hetfield promises, the REAL way to play “Puppet Master”.

Hadley Spanier, Artist Partnerships Manager at Yousician, said, “Metallica x Yousician lessons bring guitarists closer to the master musicians they idolize. Players will have the opportunity to learn to play like Metallica straight from Metallica! The unique course combines unparalleled band access with Yousician’s AI technology so that guitarists in training can not only learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve their idols while they’re trying to master some of the greatest guitar songs of all time.”

Get pricing and other details on what’s included in the lesson plan here. And learn more about Yousician’s other guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and vocal tutoring opportunities here.

Metallica X Yousician Trailer

Every Metallica Song Ranked

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Parents speak out about misconceptions about homeschooling: ‘People think we sit in our houses all day’ https://micgillette.com/parents-speak-out-about-misconceptions-about-homeschooling-people-think-we-sit-in-our-houses-all-day/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 06:00:13 +0000 https://micgillette.com/parents-speak-out-about-misconceptions-about-homeschooling-people-think-we-sit-in-our-houses-all-day/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Several homeschooled mothers have had misconceptions about their work, pushing back against criticism that they are ill-equipped to teach their children the basics and that their children will grow up struggling with social skills. Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschooling support and government affairs for the Home Educators […]]]>

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Several homeschooled mothers have had misconceptions about their work, pushing back against criticism that they are ill-equipped to teach their children the basics and that their children will grow up struggling with social skills.

Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschooling support and government affairs for the Home Educators Association of Virginia, often works with the General Assembly to protect homeschooling rights and “the introduction of good homeschooling laws. Having homeschooled her three children in the late 1980s and 1990s, Bunn now advises others on homeschooling.

Her three children, two boys and a girl, have gone to college, she told Fox News Digital.

“They’ve done well, now they have their own career and their own family,” she said.

KIRK CAMERON TOUCHES PARENT-LED HOME SCHOOL MOVEMENT AS MILLIONS SAID GOODBYE TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Dalaine Bradley, 7-year-old Drew Waller, 10-year-old Zion Waller and 11-year-old Ahmad Waller, left to right, study during home schooling, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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“I felt like we as parents were responsible for raising them,” Bunn said. “So we took that very seriously when we decided to homeschool. And we – my husband and I – decided to homeschool because we thought one-on-one tutoring would be the greatest benefit to all of our children.”

Bunn found that her homeschooling allowed her kids to “go at a pace” that worked for them. This led her to what she called the biggest misconception about homeschooling.

“I think the biggest misconception about home schooling is the idea that parents have that they can’t do this because they weren’t trained to be teachers,” he said. she stated. “But that’s not the case at all. We’ve found through studies that homeschool students who are taught by their parents who don’t have a college degree performed just as well in the standardized achievement tests than those with a bachelor’s degree or higher.”

HOME SCHOOL OVERFLY CONTINUES DESPITE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

Bethany Mandel, a homeschooling mother of five, said she feels equipped for homeschooling because she lets legends do the teaching.

“I’m just reading ‘Anne of Green Gables,'” she told Fox News Digital. “And Montgomery teaches it. LM Montgomery teaches literature. And I don’t teach art. We watch Monet and have a conversation about it. And so you let the greats teach instead of directly instructing you, and there is no better art teacher than Monet and no better literature teacher than Mark Twain.”

“Anyone can facilitate an education in this way, within reason of course,” she concluded.

But she, like some of her fellow homeschooling parents, is still the object of scorn for critics. Mandel was targeted by former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann on Mother’s Day for her decision to homeschool.

“Imagine putting ‘homeschool mom’ in your bio and not understanding that you just ruined the lives of five innocent children,” Olbermann tweeted. Mandel replied to Olbermann that his children were “extraordinarily lucky to be homeschooled”.

KEITH OLBERMANN SPENDS MOTHER’S DAY ATTACKING HIS MOM FOR CHOOSING HER CHILDREN TO HOME SCHOOL

Another misconception of homeschooling, Bunn said, is that parents should teach all majors. Often, she says, parents choose to join a co-op where experts can step in to help.

“They don’t,” she said. “There is so much help for students at home. There are so many resources that homeschooling parents can use. They can join a co-op with other parents and in the co-op, they may have a teacher who may have majored in a certain aspect – an advanced course in math, calculus, or a lab in science, chemistry, or biology.And in this co-op she will be teaching a small group of students who study these particular subjects… It works wonderfully.

A December report by McKinsey and Company estimated that students were on average three months behind in math and a month and a half in reading.  However, students of color have fallen further behind, according to the report.

A December report by McKinsey and Company estimated that students were on average three months behind in math and a month and a half in reading. However, students of color have fallen further behind, according to the report.
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“I went to school to be an educator, but I don’t think you need a degree to educate your own children,” Stephanie McAndrew, director of JBAB Home Educators, a home-school support group for military families living in the greater Washington, DC, area, said. “I don’t think anyone knows your kids better than you do. I know what works to motivate my kids and motivate them and where their strengths are and where their weaknesses are.”

Allison DeMarco, board of the Florida Parent Educators Association Scholarship Foundation, also touted the benefits of individual learning.

“I will say that as a parent, no one loves your child and will encourage your child like you will,” she said. “No one will spend time with them, nurturing them in areas of study where they may need extra help, or where they may excel, just as a parent would. In a group of 30 children, it is hard to isolate a child’s need for help in a certain area.”

DeMarco added that they are in “a unique position” in that they can learn alongside their children. For example, she said, her daughter was able to understand her advanced math class “to a greater extent” because they had to “work it out together.”

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As for critics who say homeschooling can hold kids back in terms of social skills, Bunn said that’s “not a problem.”

“They don’t understand that there are so many opportunities for your kids to be socialized, that you actually have to limit the things that they are involved in,” she said of the doubters. “There are a lot of clubs, there are a lot of field trips, there are groups that get together, there are field days.”

“It’s part of the out-of-the-box learning that homeschooling is,” she added.

Drew Waller, 7, Ahmad Waller, 11, and Zion Waller, 10, left to right, study at the Cameron Village Library during home schooling, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Drew Waller, 7, Ahmad Waller, 11, and Zion Waller, 10, left to right, study at the Cameron Village Library during home schooling, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Mandel shared an anecdote about how she was recently on a fossil field trip with her kids and other students at home, and the man who hosts it asked her, “But are you leaving your house?”

“People think we’re locked in and my kids are safe,” Mandel said. “My children socialize with everyone under the sun – young and old – and also form relationships with their siblings closer than anyone else.”

McAndrew said she had so many activities on her children’s schedule that she felt like an “over-hours lunatic”.

“Of course with this group it’s not a problem,” she told Fox News Digital of the social opportunities. “Sometimes we do so many social things that I feel like a crazy crazy person with busy schedules. We do physical education, and a Lego club, a baking club and a craft club and there’s an athletics club the girls have started, a choir. There’s tae kwon do lessons and guitar lessons. . So they’re definitely busy and always with other kids.”

Bunn said that in her experience, she found that homeschooled parents need to “limit” the activities their children are involved in.

Both Mandel and McAndrew noted that in public schools, children generally only interact with others their own age.

“Socialization is very fabricated and weird,” Mandel said. “Because it’s not really socializing. Most of the time you’re sitting next to someone who’s exactly the same age as you. And that’s not natural. It’s not something thing you have in everyday life after leaving school you have friends who are all different ages and different geographies but at school you are only exposed to kids who are exactly the same age over a 12 month period. And only in this box. It’s not natural socialization and I would say it’s not exactly health socialization either.”

“I think homeschoolers are even better equipped to interact with kids of all ages,” McAndrew agreed.

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Parents agreed that COVID-19 prompted some families to start homeschooling, especially after seeing what their children were learning in school.

“I think the parents were very surprised,” Bunn said. “I also think a lot of parents thought, ‘I can do this’ and maybe, ‘I can do better than this.'”

Over the past two years, she noted, homeschooling in Virginia has grown 40%, with nearly 61,000 students now at home, according to the Virginia Department of Education.

The surge was also noticeable nationally. In 18 states that shared data throughout the current school year, the number of home-schooled students increased by 63% in the 2020-2021 school year, then fell only by 17% during the 2021-2022 school year.

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Metal: Hellsinger does his voice, and known release date: Seasoned Gaming https://micgillette.com/metal-hellsinger-does-his-voice-and-known-release-date-seasoned-gaming/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 02:17:19 +0000 https://micgillette.com/metal-hellsinger-does-his-voice-and-known-release-date-seasoned-gaming/ During Summer Game Fest, developer The Outsiders showed off gameplay for their newest title, Metal: Hellsinger, and then they delivered an explosive reveal that a demo was immediately ready to download and play. Naturally, I hastened to do so. After happily completing it, I was looking forward to delivering some quick impressions ahead of the […]]]>

During Summer Game Fest, developer The Outsiders showed off gameplay for their newest title, Metal: Hellsinger, and then they delivered an explosive reveal that a demo was immediately ready to download and play. Naturally, I hastened to do so. After happily completing it, I was looking forward to delivering some quick impressions ahead of the game’s release date on September 13 this year.

Combining the action of Doom with rhythm games like Guitar Hero probably wasn’t an idea many had on their radar. Other than Cloudhead Games’ Pistol Whip, a VR rhythm-based shooter on rails, I can’t think of another game that managed to marry the two concepts quite like this. Along with spectacular action tracks straight out of Doom, Metal: Hellsinger blends in a powerful mix of hard-hitting metal music from artists such as Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy and Serj Tankian of System of a Down, among many others.

Their music is not just background noise; it is essential to the gameplay itself. While you need to be pretty precise with your weaponry, it’s far more important that your actions flow to the beat of the music. As you keep up your pace, you build up a score counter which, upon reaching a certain level, unlocks the vocals of the track brilliantly, really putting you in the zone of killing your many enemies. Enemies also lose more health when sent to pace, which is key as the game seems to be quite a challenge!

The demo, unfortunately, only includes a tutorial area, and an area after that. There’s a boss, though, and she’s a nice threat. Another nice touch is that there’s a functional leaderboard for the demo, so you can stack your score among your fellow demon slayers.

Look for more on Metal: Hellsinger here at Seasoned Gaming as we look forward to the September launch!

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Things to do in Santa Cruz: June 8-14 https://micgillette.com/things-to-do-in-santa-cruz-june-8-14/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:31:14 +0000 https://micgillette.com/things-to-do-in-santa-cruz-june-8-14/ ART AND MUSIC AGENTS OF CHANGE: A COLLABORATIVE POETRY PROJECT Santa Cruz Poet Laureate David Allen Sullivan and friends will present “Agents of Change: A Collaborative Poetry Project” at the Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library June 10-September 2. The project features local poets writing about local arts images that relate to the idea of ​​change. […]]]>

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AGENTS OF CHANGE: A COLLABORATIVE POETRY PROJECT Santa Cruz Poet Laureate David Allen Sullivan and friends will present “Agents of Change: A Collaborative Poetry Project” at the Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library June 10-September 2. The project features local poets writing about local arts images that relate to the idea of ​​change. “Change can be anything,” the organizers write. “Climate change, personal change, linguistic change, change of mind, political change, spiritual change, weather change, spare change, menopause, the Yi Jing, etc.” On Saturday, June 18, there will be an “Agents of Change” poetry workshop from 11 a.m. to noon, and an art exhibit and poetry reading from noon to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library. santacruzagentsofchange.wordpress.com.

STEEL HOUSE WITH EDWARD SIMON, SCOTT COLLEY, BRIAN BLADE Pianist Edward Simon, acoustic bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade form jazz powerhouse Steel House. Since meeting in New York, the trio have shared stages and studios, playing many different types of music together. Steel House was formed as a “place dedicated to their shared musical explorations – fiery and earnest, caring and carefree”. $36.75/$42; $21/student. Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. kuumbwajazz.org.

WITCH WITH LIGHTNING WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc), led by energetic talent Jagari, is considered the dominant force behind Zamrock, a little-known musical genre born in the early 70s in Zambia, Africa. Zamrock fuses the traditional rhythmic backbone of African tribal music with psych, garage rock, blues and funk resulting in something familiar and completely different from everything else. (Learn more about WITCH). $22/$27 plus fees. Friday, June 10, 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. folkyeah.com.

CHRISTIAN MC BRIDE The six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist/songwriter and host of NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” ​​has recorded as a sideman on over 300 dates. Things changed in 1995 when McBride recorded his bandleader debut. In addition to large-scale gigs with everyone from Chick Corea to George Duke, McBride has served as artist-in-residence and artistic director with organizations including Jazz House Kids, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Jazz Museum of Harlem, and Jazz Aspen. Meanwhile, the Christian McBride Big Band continues to deliver waves of creative flow and accolades. $47.25/$52.50; $26.25/students (7 p.m.) and $36.75/$42; $21/students (9 p.m.). Friday, June 10. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. kuumbwajazz.org.

ALLAH-LAS WITH KOLUMBO Allah-Las singer/guitarist Miles Michaud has fond memories of dropping out of classes with his bandmates in high school. Michaud, drummer Matthew Correia, bassist Spencer Dunham and lead guitarist Pedrum Siadatian were going to hit LA record megastore Amoeba Music. They would scour thousands of records, experiencing moments of clarity, epiphanies, and rock and roll revelations, leading to their authentic cover of The Frantics’ 1966 instrumental “No Werewolf.” $31.50 plus shipping. Friday, June 10, 8 p.m. Rio Theater, 205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. folkyeah.com.

‘PILATES FOR YOUR BETTER SEX LIFE’ Dax Mills’ show premiere is part stand-up, part Pilates and sex tutorial. The introduction explains the basic concepts of Pilates, along with a discussion of the pelvic floor and orgasm. Mills and other residents take photos of the exercises. All participants receive an excerpt from the book for private viewing. $25. Saturday June 11, 8 p.m. Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway Ave, Santa Cruz. [email protected]

LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS WITH BURNT PLUS HIJINX Sublime fans unite! Everyone in the “Reunion” iteration of LBDAS is part of the extended Sublime family: Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” on drums, Michael “Miguel” Happoldt on guitar/vocals, Opie Ortiz on vocals, Jack Maness on vocals /guitar/keyboards, Tim Wu on sax/flute/vocals and Edwin Kampwith on bass. If any of these names sound familiar, they are. Sublime’s late great frontman Bradley Nowell often included them in his operatic repertoire. $25/$30 plus fees. Saturday June 11, 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. moesalley.com.

JERRY MILLER BAND The Moby Grape frontman was part of the original San Francisco psych-rock sound spawned by Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. They played Monterey Pop—Otis Redding followed their set. More than 50 years after Grape’s debut album, Miller is the only original member to have regularly toured and made music since the band’s breakup. However, original Grape Don Stevenson arrives from Canada to join Miller, guitarist Terry Hiatt and Fuzzy drummer John Oxendine on tracks like “Indifference” and “Omaha”. $20. Saturday June 11, 8 p.m. Michael’s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. michaelsonmainmusic.com.

COMMUNITY

MERCADO FARMERS MARKET The weekly farmer’s market aims to reduce food insecurity and improve access to health resources for families in the Pajaro Valley. The goal is to make shopping as easy as possible and offer healthy choices to everyone. Free. Tuesday, June 14, 2-6 p.m. Pinto Lake Municipal Park, 451 Green Valley Road, Watsonville. pvhealthtrust.org/el-mercado.

GROUPS

WOMENCARE ARM IN ARM This cancer support group is for women with advanced, recurrent or metastatic cancer. See you every Monday on Zoom. Free. Registration required. Monday, June 12, 12:30 p.m. 831-457-2273. womencaresantacruz.org.

OUTSIDE

CALIFORNIA OPEN HOUSE AT CASTRO ADOBE The first-ever Doors Open California weekend will feature special tours of the interior halls of the two-story adobe, including the famous fandango hall, one of the last remaining interior halls. cocines in California and the lush gardens. Learn about the ongoing adobe restoration and the meticulous creation of 2,400 adobe bricks. Tours also include the history of the Castro family, the vaqueros who worked at the rancho, and lots of information about the Rancho period. (Learn more about the Castro Adobe). $20. Saturday June 11, 10am-4pm. 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville. californiapreservation.org/doca.

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Who owns Kidz Bop? The internet claims Elise Ecklund owns a multi-mullioned business https://micgillette.com/who-owns-kidz-bop-the-internet-claims-elise-ecklund-owns-a-multi-mullioned-business/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:22:39 +0000 https://micgillette.com/who-owns-kidz-bop-the-internet-claims-elise-ecklund-owns-a-multi-mullioned-business/ A hilarious internet search, which has since been edited, has falsely claimed that YouTuber Elise Ecklund is the owner of musical group Kidz Bop. Elise Ecklund, who shares music-related content on her YouTube channel, found herself in a bizarre situation online after researching who owns Kidz Bop. So who owns the band? Here’s everything you […]]]>

A hilarious internet search, which has since been edited, has falsely claimed that YouTuber Elise Ecklund is the owner of musical group Kidz Bop.

Elise Ecklund, who shares music-related content on her YouTube channel, found herself in a bizarre situation online after researching who owns Kidz Bop.

So who owns the band? Here’s everything you need to know about the company.

Who owns Kidz Bop?

American children’s music brand Kidz Bop is owned by Razor & Tie (Concord Music). Concord Music is a leading music company that creates musicals, biopics, animated feature films, documentaries and contemporary remakes.

Kidz Bop produces pop song covers and has sold over 22.5 million albums and generated over 6.5 billion streams.

According to its website, the music brand debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and records in five different languages.

Sasha Junk was previously named president of Kidz Bop, which reports directly to Concord CEO Tom Whalley.

The internet claims Elise Ecklund is a business owner

Social media attention has turned to the company after a hilarious online mistake about the identity of the owner of the multi-million company.

YouTuber and content creator Elise Ecklund uploaded a video of herself researching the “who owns kidz bop” question. The clip shows a screenshot of the result which falsely claimed that she owned the music brand.

It’s unclear how and why his name appeared next to the “owner” section, but the issue has since been resolved. His name no longer appears and it seems that it was all due to an online error.

She shared her surprise on Twitter, writing in a Publish“Apparently I own a multi-million dollar business.”

Many Elise fans left hilarious comments, including one writing, “When your fan base is so strong, they take over a multi-million dollar business and give it to you.”

Another said: “I said this in a past video: ‘wow elise you should be in kidz bop’ and being the CEO is even better!”

Who is Elise Ecklund?

Elise Ecklund is a YouTube personality who creates and uploads music-related content to her channel. She has amassed 2.18 million subscribers at the time of writing.

She started her channel in 2015 and her first video was a guitar tutorial of the song Youth by Troye Sivan. Elise shares new videos every week, which is how she managed to grow her audience and gain popularity.

She currently holds the record for the shortest song, I Suffer More, which she released in 2019.

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